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White County School Director Receives Performance Evaluation From BOE

The results of the White County School Board’s evaluation of Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger were discussed Thursday night. Dronebarger had a cumulative score of 3.5 out of 4 on his evaluations. Board Member Bob Young said it became clear to him while reviewing the evaluations that some of the lower scores could be improved through more collaboration with Dronebarger. ... Read More »

White Co. BOE Approves Teacher And Support Staff Bonuses

The White County School School Board has approved giving all certified teachers and nurses a $430 bonus through state allocated funds. The funds come from the two percent teacher raise approved by Tennessee General Assembly in January. Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger said the money will be split evenly to about 311 different employees. “This is the raise that the ... Read More »

White Co. Schools Face Challenges In Limiting COVID Exposure

The White County School System has about 500 students quarantined, one seventh of the total student population. During Thursday’s Board of Education meeting, Health Services Director Marcie Kinnard presented a representation of how quickly in school exposures can spread over a two week period. “I went through and assigned a letter to every kid,” Kinnard said. “Then I sat down ... Read More »

White Co. Students Working Virtually Nov. 23-24

White County School students will work virtually Monday and Tuesday, November 23rd and 24th. That extends the break from in school learning to nine days around Thanksgiving. Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger said the school system’s increase in COVID exposures was the reason. “We have seen a spike across the nation, and we have certainly seen it here in White ... Read More »

White Co. Schools Filling Teacher Voids Through Grant

White County Schools are looking for math and special education teacher candidates through a grant program with Tennessee Tech. The Grow Your Own Grant program is meant to create a teacher pipeline by funding two years of schooling for in house candidates. Director of Schools Kurt Dronbarger said the school system has plenty of teacher assistants to be selected for ... Read More »

White Co. Schools Near 1-To-1 Student Device Ratio

The White County School System is one step closer to having a one-to-one student to laptop ratio. That after the White County Board Of Education approved a $120,000 dollar state grant for laptops. Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger said every school is now capable of allowing a student to bring home a laptop. “This money is really huge at this ... Read More »

White Co. Full Return To Class

White County transitioned from its hybrid schedule Monday to all in-person students returning. Director of Schools Kurt Dronebargar said car rider traffic and delayed lunch lines were the main issues. “It is kind of like starting school for the first time again,” Dronebargar said. “So, the traffic lines and a little back up at lunch and that sort of thing. ... Read More »